Offshore Oil Drilling

In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon incident, the offshore drilling industry worked to find ways to contain oil pollution after an offshore wellhead failure. Several systems have been tested, one of which will be made available for over seventy percent of the deepwater wells in the United States Gulf of Mexico outer continental shelf. The system is designed around the surface component or modular capture vessels and the subsea component, with containment equipment to direct the flow of hydrocarbons from the seabed. The system has been thoroughly inspected and tested for deployment. Its goal is to prevent or decrease the volume of oil escaping into the ocean.

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  • Accession Number: 01526020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2014 1:20PM